Originally built as a medieval farmhouse, Knowl Hill House has been much extended and aggrandised over the years into a practical and comfortable country house set well overlooking its grounds and centered around a traditional courtyard.
The accommodation within the main house is thoughtfully designed and well set out for modern living. The principal reception rooms lead off the medieval entrance hall and both the drawing room and dining room have southerly views over the lawn to Watership Down while a well equipped kitchen provides a warming focal point for the house.
The main house has accommodation comprising reception hall, drawing room, dining room, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, family room, study area and cloakroom. There is a master bedroom with en suite bathroom and seven further bedrooms and three further bathrooms. The house also has a ground floor annexe comprising bedroom and bathroom.
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Outside there is an excellent range of additional accommodation and practical outside space arranged around a courtyard. The listed barn has been converted into a party barn and a more modern barn provides extensive storage space as well as hosting the pool house with a well-equipped gym. Leading from the pool is an attractive terrace and spa which makes the pool area perfect for outdoor entertaining. In addition to this there is a listed cart shed and a log store.
The formal gardens lie mainly to the south of the property and are composed of sweeping lawns and paved terraces, with an unusual bothy close to the house and a studio adjacent to the hard tennis court. A sheltered kitchen garden is bound by a brick wall and mature hedging while there are a number of specimen trees throughout the gardens. The land lies to the south and west with three fenced paddocks that slope away to an area of mature woodland along the western boundary – the house comes with over 33 acres.
Knowl Hill House lies just to the north of Kingsclere, an attractive village with excellent day-to-day facilities positioned about halfway between Newbury and Basingstoke which provide more comprehensive shopping.
Transport and schooling locally are excellent and there are networks of footpaths and bridleways in the immediate area. Trains to London take 55 minutes from Newbury.
The guide price is £3,000,000. For further information please contact Jackson Stops & Staff on 01635 45501 (www.jacksonstops.co.uk).